Posts From Adam Thacker

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

It is a parent’s job to set rules for their child to teach them. Sometimes children are very resilient to following the rules, but it is important for parents to

Isn’t It past Your Bedtime?

As adults, most strive to get to bed early, but as children there was excitement in staying up past your bedtime. However, in china bedtimes are not set in stone

A Child’s Cold in a Mixed Marriage

It can be a frightening experience when your child gets sick. Do they need to go to the hospital or is this something that can be dealt with at home?

Parenthood Is A Privilege

Bringing a child into the world is a very special thing, yet also the most challenging. Adam reveals how to deal with cultural differences regarding such a life-changing milestone. Sometimes,

A Lasting Birthday Gift

Birthday gifts can be tough. Do you go for a classic option? Should you surprise them with something adventurous? At the end of the day—or year—what really matters is time.

For The Love of Food

Food is a very important part of everyday life, with likes and dislikes, routines and habits. But what happens when dining becomes a topic of debate in a cross-cultural relationship?

Keeping Faith, Oceans Apart

In a cross-cultural marriage, inevitably there will be times spent away from each other, and family. But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Being away from loved ones allows

My First CNY With The In-Laws

Adding a novel dimension to their spring festival, Adam embraced his in-laws and their dynamic culture when he first joined the Lu clan’s celebrations as part of the family. As